The Parliamentary Review: Riello UPS Recognised As Example Of ‘Best Practice’

We share some of the secrets to our success with influential publication The Parliamentary Review and explain why smart grid-ready UPS will help power the future.

What Is The Parliamentary Review?

The Parliamentary Review is a series of publications that aims to share best practice amongst policymakers and business leaders. It is sent to more than 500,000 leading figures in business, politics, and public service.

Each edition shines a spotlight on a specific government policy area such as healthcare, finance, transport, or education. It demonstrates how these sectors have responded to the challenges posed by an ever-changing political and economic environment.

As well as profiling several leading businesses from the relevant sector, it also offers a non-partisan perspective on the latest events in the world of UK politics, with commentary from prominent journalists such as the BBC’s Andrew Neil.

The Parliamentary Review is co-chaired by Lord David Blunkett, the former Labour Home Secretary, Education and Employment Secretary, and Work and Pensions Secretary, and Lord Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Local Government and Communities during the coalition government from 2010 to 2015.

Another ex-politician, former Conservative MP David Curry, is the publication’s chief editor.

Every year a gala ceremony in the House of Commons’ renowned Palace of Westminster celebrates the official release of The Parliamentary Review.

The event attracts notable speakers from the world of politics, media, and sport, including former Prime Minister Tony Blair, politicians Ed Balls and Amber Rudd, England rugby union coach Eddie Jones, and footballer Frank Lampard.

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair giving speech behind a lectern at the annual gala ceremony to launch The Parliamentary Review
MOVERS & SHAKERS: The annual gala ceremony to mark the release of The Parliamentary Review attracts big names from the world of politics, sport, business, and entertainment, such as former Prime Minister Tony Blair

Read About Riello UPS In The Parliamentary Review 2019

But what’s all this got to do with Riello UPS? Well this year, we feature as one of the ‘Best Practice Representatives’ in the periodical’s Energy and Environment edition.

The tome contains a foreword from Michael Gove MP, where the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster outlines the government’s ongoing Brexit preparations.

Over the course of our three-page feature, we offer a bit of background to the business, both here in the UK and the family ethos behind our parent Riello Elettronica group in Italy.

We also explain some of the qualities that make Riello UPS that little bit different to most other UPS companies. The article touches on our ground-breaking Diamond UPS maintenance plan and our Certified Engineer training programme.

Of course, in the time since we spoke to The Parliamentary Review, this has been complemented with our 5-year extended warranty as standard on all UPS up to and including 3 kVA!

Smart Grids And Energy Efficiency

The article’s main focus touches on the UK’s evolving energy mix and the need to use resources responsibly as per our “Reliable power for a sustainable world” mantra.

That’s why Riello UPS was the first EU UPS manufacturer to introduce Eco Energy Level ratings based on our products’ efficiency.

We explain why our increasing reliance on renewable energy sources poses a challenge to maintaining the tricky balance between electricity demand and supply.

One obvious solution to this is a shift to smart grids where energy users can also become generators and feed stored power back into the grid at peak times.

This offers the opportunity to transform the traditional UPS from a purely reactive backup into a “virtual power plant”.

Harnessing the power of battery storage offers a pathway into the various demand side response (DSR) mechanisms. These include reserve services – to cover a lack of generation or unexpected spikes in demand – and frequency response, which ensures a stable grid frequency around 50Hz.

We conclude our article with a call for data centres and other energy-intensive industries to show leadership.

Many mission-critical sites are reluctant to deploy their UPS for anything other than emergency backup.

But the meticulous battery monitoring required for energy storage actually enhances rather than undermines system resilience, so these fears are unwarranted.